Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Vintage Teddy Collection


Hello and welcome to our Vintage Teddy Collection....


PANDABOO

PANDABOO

Pandaboo is 51/2" tall and is created from soft alpaca and mohair.
I have over aged his fur to give him a vintage panda look.
Pandaboo has glass shiny eyes and wool felt paw pads.
He wears a sea foam green aged ribbon.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED


FAMILLE ROSE

FAMILLE ROSE
Famille Rose is 41/4"tall and is created from a beautiful rosebud pink mohair.
I have aged and over tinted her fur to give her a vintage appearance.
Famille Rose has shiny glass eyes and has a faded black thread stitched nose.
Limited Edition 3 SOLD OUT

RAFFLES

RAFFLES
Raffles is 3.5" high and created from pale shabby grey mohair.
He is wearing pale silk blue grey jacket edged with antique lace and cream silk trousers.
Vintage diamante stud.
Raffles wears our trademark shoes in antique silk grey velvet with leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

VERITY

VERITY
Verity is 3.5" tall and created from chalky white mohair which I have tinted and aged.
She is wearing antique net lace skirt with a antique cream wool jacket
This is trimmed in antique lace and stitched with silk thread.
Verity is wearing our hand made antique suede slippers with leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1

DORIAN
DORIAN
Dorian is 3.5"tall created from old gold mohair which I have over tinted and aged.
He wears a antique velvet blue jacket trimmed with tiny brass buttons 
with matching silk taffeta trousers.
Dorian is wearing our hand made shoes in blue suede with brass buckles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1

ALOYSIUS

ALOYSIUS
Aloysius is 3.5"tall and created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon colour.
He wears a antique grey velvet waistcoat trimmed with tiny brass buttons and 
cashmere wool trousers. 
Aloysius wears our hand made leather shoes hand stitched in dark brown antique leather.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

EUGENE

EUGENE

Eugene is 3.5" tall and created from antique mohair in red rust colour.
He wears a rose print antique linen waistcoat with brass buttons and gold silk pants.
Eugene is wearing our hand made rust red suede shoes with brass buckles and leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition Number 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW 
THANK YOU FOR VISITING 

Should you wish to adopt any of the bears please contact me at

info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.

warmest wishes Paula & Simon
xx


Friday, 8 September 2017

Vintage Teddy Collection


You are invited to our Vintage Teddy Collection next week on our blog.....



TUESDAY 12th September 2017
at 7.30pm

warmest wishes
Paula & Simon  xx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

New Designs coming soon......

New Designs coming soon.....

Hello just to let you all know I will have a few new designs to show you very soon.

Thank you for your patience we know you are waiting to see what we have created.

I will be able to announce in a few days when our next blog show will be.

warmest wishes 

Paula & Simon 
x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Woburn Teddy Bear Festival

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival

Hello,We are just back from the Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival and as promised a few photos.

Woburn Abbey is such gorgeous house with stunning architecture and the most beautiful gardens.


Woburn Abbey made the most wonderful back drop to rare antique bears
along with many talented teddy bear artists.

 ALFONZO
STUFFING SHIFTED

APOLLO
Our stand was in the sculpture gallery near the Apollo statue 
who had many admiring glances! (blush!)


We had a very enjoyable day chatting to collectors some of which we remember from way back.
We would like to say Thank you to everyone who came to our stand. Some told us they already had a bears of ours in their collection and how they much they still love owning them.

We did not preview our bears before the show as we thought this would not be fair 
to collectors that had made a whole weekend of the event and travelled long distances.
You can find lots more pictures on face book of the whole event.

So here are some of the bears and characters that came with us
these are available now to our mailing list.
Please let me know by email if you wish to adopt any or need more details.
Thanks & Warmest Wishes Paula

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

CORDELIA

CORDELIA
Cordelia stands 7"tall and is created from vanilla cream mohair.
She is dressed in antique lace dress with our handmade leather shoes.
Cordelia wears antique gold brooch plated tassel at her waist.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MORTIMER

MORTIMER
Mortimer  stands 7"tall and  created from old gold mohair.
He wears a vintage Harris Tweed suit lined in silk with antique buttons.
He has vintage leather shoes which are made by ourselves and hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS
Maximus stands 7"tall and is crated from old white alpaca with airbrushed markings.
He is fully jointed with German glass topaz eyes and wired ears.
Maximus wears a vintage Harris Tweed waistcoat trimmed with antique brass buttons.
 Brown fine striped brown wool trousers with hand made green leather shoes.
His Bow tie is from vintage textile circa 1940s
ONE OFF 1/1 RESERVED

ROSETTA

ROSETTA
Rosetta is 7" tall and is created from vintage plush in bright pink which I have tinted and aged.
She has glass eyes and wears a vintage cotton neck frill with tiny enamel rose locket.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAURENT

LAURENT
Laurent is 4"tall and is created from pale grey hand dyed mohair
He has a center seam stitched nose with glass eyes.
Laurent has pale grey soft leather paw pads.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAZULI

LAZULI
Lazuli is 4" High created from faded french blue mohair.
I have tinted and aged his fur in places.
He wears a vintage button tied with matching ribbon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

PHILIPE

PHILIPE
Philipe stands 3.5"tall created from hand dyed blue mohair.
He wears a long antique lace waistcoat with velvet silver wire trim and diamente studs.
Silk grey pantaloons with grey suede shoes.
The slipper shoes are hand stitched with leather soles made by Simon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

JULIET
Juliet is 3.5" tall and created from old cream mohair.
She has glass eyes apricot thread stitched nose.
She is dress in vintage pink silk and antique lace dress.
Trimmed with french silver ribbon.
Juliet wears our hand made shoes in beige leather.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LOUIS
Louis is 3.5" tall created from antique mohair in old gold.
He wears a antique velvet waistcoat trimmed with gold wire trim.
Blue silk pantaloons with hand made gold leather shoes & tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

CLAUDINE

CLAUDINE
Claudine is 3.5" tall created from antique moss green mohair.
She wears pink silk and antique lace dress.Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique French button.
Her green leather shoes have tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MARVIN


MARVIN
Marvin is one our tiniest bears at 3"created from antique arsenic green plush.
He is stuffed with wood wool and has German glass eyes.
Marvin and would make a cute companion for a doll.
ONE OFF 1/1  ADOPTED

JEREMIAH
JEREMIAH
Jermiah is one of our tiniest bears at 3" high.
He is created from vintage plush which I have aged and tinted.
Jeremiah would be a nice addition to a dolls house or as a companion for a doll.



END OF SHOW

Please contact me at info@paulastrethill-smith for more details.











Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nearly ready for Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival


Hello Just to let you know we are nearly ready for our next show at

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday 11th June 2017

We are looking forward to meeting our collectors that are planning to visit on the day.
You can find us in the sculpture gallery on stand 22.

We are delighted to have a article included in the Woburn teddy bear festival magazine.


TERENCE
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED
We know that not all of you can travel to see us at the show so we will post pictures afterwards.
warm wishes Paula & Simon
x


www.115yearsofteddybears.com

Friday, 14 April 2017

Our latest designs from our studio .... Easter Collection


Welcome to our Easter Collection ....


CLARABELLE BUNNY

CLARABELLE BUNNY

CLARABELLE BUNNY

Clarabell Bunny is 10" high to tip of ears to top of head 8"high.
Created from hand dyed alpaca in soft french grey with darker airbrushed tones.
With a Japanese cream silk plush front bib markings.
Wobble neck joint with antique brown glass eyes.
Clarabelle has wired ears lined with Japanese silk fur which have been tinted pink.
She has pressed sculpted footpads from antique suede which have tinted and aged.
Clarabelle wears a vintage silver egg shaped charm around her neck tied with pink ribbon.
Comes with a posy soft grey antique flowers.
Limited Edition  One off 1/1 ADOPTED




BLUEBELLE

Bluebelle is 4.5"tall and created from hand dyed mohair in the colour of bluebells.
I have over aged and tinted her fur to give her the appearance of a vintage bear.
She has shiny glass eyes and with a skipped stitched nose.
She has cream wool felt foot pads and stuffed with fine wood wool.
She wears a silk matching ribbon with a vintage easter charm.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1ADOPTED


PASCALE

PASCALE

Pascale measures 3.75"high created from dusty pink mohair.
She wears a antique spotted lace dress with net petticoat.
Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique fragment of a crystal rosary charm.
Pascale wears our hand made vintage leather shoes in pale beige.
She carries a small posy of vintage pink flowers.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MATTHIAS

MATTHIAS

Matthias is 3.75" high and created from hand dyed mohair in a duck egg blue colour.
He is dressed in silk pantaloons and antique lace waistcoat trimmed with antique french button.
Matthias wears our hand made shoes in washed white antique leather.
These are hand stitched with leather soles and trimmed with tiny brass buckles and silk.
Limited Edition One off 1/1 ADOPTED

POUPON

POUPON

Poupon is 3.75" high to tip of ear 3"to top of head.
Created from soft alpaca in fawn colour
Poupon has wired ears lined in Japanese Silk and tinted.
This tiny bunny wears a vintage embroidered cotton pinafore made from a babies bib.
Poupon has pale blue leather shoes made by ourselves.
Comes with a silk ribbon and posy of vintage blue flowers.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY EASTER

Paula & Simon
x

Thank you for visiting our blog should you wish to adopt any of the designs
Please contact me for availability and further details.

info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.